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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Brian Feinstein: A simple way to fix gridlock in Congress — change committees

    Brian Feinstein: A simple way to fix gridlock in Congress — change committees
    As Washington welcomes the 114th Congress, the capacity of our national legislature to address the nation's problems is in doubt. Public approval of Congress hovers near historic lows. The contrast between Congress' bare ability to pass routine...
  • Farm states: Let us sell to Cuba

    WASHINGTON Farm state lawmakers and agricultural groups are ramping up efforts to lift the trade embargo against Cuba in the wake of President Barack Obama's decision to normalize diplomatic ties with Havana. More than 25 food and agricultural...
  • California company recalls frozen beef, pork that may contain metal

    A Los Angeles-area company is recalling more than 48,000 pounds of frozen beef and pork that may be contaminated with metal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Unibright Foods of Bell Gardens is recalling 2.2-pound packages of "Mishima Sukiyaki...
  • Revival of Haiti's withered coffee industry would boost rural livelihoods

    TOZIA, Haiti Enoch Telemaque, a 47-year-old farmer, remembers when the misty mountains at Haiti's southwestern tip were among the richest pillars of a booming coffee industry. "Everything was covered with coffee," he said, pointing to the hills...
  • Bell Gardens firm recalls more than 48,000 pounds of meat

    A Los Angeles County food provider is recalling more than 48,000 pounds of meat that may contain metal scraps. The recall covers frozen, ready-to-eat sukiyaki beef and gingered pork products from Unibright Foods Inc. of Bell Gardens, the U.S. Department...
  • California plant issues massive apple recall due to listeria

    California plant issues massive apple recall due to listeria
    Bidart Bros. has issued a recall of all of its Granny Smith and Gala apples after the Food and Drug Administration found two strains of Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that causes listeriosis, at the company's processing plant in Bakersfield. The...
  • New Federal Farming Grants Aimed At Cutting Long Island Sound Pollution

    New Federal Farming Grants Aimed At Cutting Long Island Sound Pollution
    HARTFORD – Cutting agricultural pollution and improving the use of water by farms in the Connecticut River Valley and the Thames River Valley are the targets for $10.8 million in new federal grants, according to federal and state officials. The...
  • Sukiyaki beef, ginger pork recalled due to possible 'extraneous' metal

    Sukiyaki beef, ginger pork recalled due to possible 'extraneous' metal
    Bell Gardens-based Unibright Foods Inc. is recalling over 48,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat sukiyaki beef and gingered pork products that may be contaminated with “metal extraneous materials,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...
  • Los Angeles, other school districts serve students dinner as busy, needy families show demand

    Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. For the nearly 100 enrolled in the after-school program, another meal is served: supper. The nation's second...
  • Genetically modified wheat is in the works again, but are we ready for it?

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. At the heart of Monsanto's global research operation is a structure with a rather ordinary name. But on the fourth floor of Building GG is a room where the future of wheat may be changing. The facility has dozens of rooms just like it....
  • Florida strawberry season starts strong

    Florida strawberry season starts strong
    The 2014-15 Florida strawberry season is shaping up as one of the best in years, report Florida strawberry officials, who then go searching for the nearest wood to knock on. "We're all in good spirits," said Kenneth Parker, executive director of the...